England win fourth ODI, eye whitewash

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | AFP | Chester-Le-Street

England captain Eoin Morgan hopes his side can maintain their "new level of intensity" after moving to within sight of a first 5-0 one-day international series whitewash of Australia. Morgan's men, the number one-ranked side in this format, beat Australia by six wickets at Chester-le-Street on Thursday. Set an ODI ground record...

‘Two new balls is recipe for disaster’

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Concerned by a spate of run fests recently, Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has criticised the use of two new balls in ODIs, saying it is "a perfect recipe for disaster", a view endorsed by none other than current India captain Virat Kohli. Mostly a reticent commentator, Tendulkar shared his point...

Federer enters Halle semis

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | AFP | Halle Westfalen

Roger Federer stepped up his grass game as the start of Wimbledon looms, holding off Australian Matt Ebden 7-6 (7/2), 7-5 in their quarter-final at the ATP Hale tournament on Friday. With his world No 1 ranking on the line, the Swiss is sparing no effort to make sure he lifts...

India face Pakistan in CT opener

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PTI | Breda (Netherlands)

The Indian hockey team would be aiming for a fresh start, putting behind the disappointment of a poor Commonwealth Games campaign, when it begins its pursuit of a maiden Champions Trophy title, taking on arch-rivals Pakistan in the opening clash, here on Saturday. Asian champions India have never won the Champions...


Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | Agencies

Lankan trio admits to breaching offence DUBAI: The Sri Lankan team management, including skipper Dinesh Chandimal, has accepted the ICC's charge of acting against the spirit of the game by refusing to take the field in the second Test against the West Indies after a ball-tampering row. Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusinghe...


Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | Piyush Bisht

Big teams, including defending champions and the runners-up from last year fail to impress as World Cup round 1 throws up plenty of surprises. PIYUSH BISHT takes a look at how the unthinkable unfolded in Russia The Germans were supposed to be on course to become only the second team to...


Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | AFP | Saint Petersburg

Fitness doubts surround Selecao’s key No 10 ahead of crucial battle against Costa Rica A battered and bruised Neymar will aim to get Brazil's World Cup campaign back on track here Friday as the pre-tournament favourites seek to re-assert their title credentials with victory over Costa Rica. Neymar was given a rough...


Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | Agencies

Burger king sorry for pregnancy ad MOSCOW: Burger King has apologized for offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant by World Cup players. Critics assailed the offer, announced on Russian social media, as sexist and demeaning. The announcement was removed Tuesday from Burger King's social...

World Cup superstitions putting a spell on players

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | AFP | Moscow

Some players believe World Cup success is earned through exercise, diet and endless practice drills - others are convinced it's a matter of wearing lucky underwear. Players and coaches can be a superstitious bunch and often have a ritual or item of clothing they believe is a charm that has contributed...

Youthful Nigeria face tough Iceland

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | AFP | Gelendzhik

Nigeria take on Iceland on Friday, seeking to salvage their faltering World Cup campaign but wary of the Nordic team's capacity to go toe to toe with their supposed superiors. Coach Gernot Rohr's Super Eagles - who brought the youngest squad to Russia, with an average age of around 25 years...



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24 Jun 2018 | PNS

Book on Renewable Energy Technology Released Hon’ble Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, New and Renewable Energy, Shri RK Singh released a book titled “Renewable Energy Technology” co-authored by Shri IS Jha, CMD (POWERGRID), Shri Subir Sen, COO (CTU Planning &Smart Grid) POWERGRID, Shri Manish Kumar Tiwari, Asst GM (Smart Grid) POWERGRID and Prof DP Kothari in the august presence of CMD, POWERGRID, senior officials of Ministry of....

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U.P. ministers constructs road

24 Jun 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

Cabinet minister and Suheldeo Bhartiya Samaj Party chief Om Prakash Rajbhar along with his supporters constructed a road in his village near Varanasi on Saturday. The minister, a compulsive dissident in the Yogi government, resorted to the extreme step maintaining that despite repeated requests, the Public Works Department (PWD) refused to construct the road...

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